Istanbul is a buzzing transcontinental beauty spot whose strategic location has attracted tourist from all over the world. The city is a tourist magnet thanks to the countless attraction sites including Hagia Sofya, Blue Mosque, Topkapı Palace, and Grand Bazaar. Apart from the attraction sites, Istanbul also acts as the home to many classy shopping malls where tourist can shop as they interact with locals. Whenever you visit Istanbul you should always stop by and grab a souvenir. To enjoy a unique shopping experience, you should check out the top eight shopping malls that can be found in Istanbul, Turkey
While you are in Istanbul, do not miss out on the opportunity of experiencing a mind-blowing shopping experience at the Aqua Florya shopping mall and Istanbul Aquarium. During your exploration of the Aqua Florya shopping mall and Istanbul Aquarium, you will be able to discover different varieties of fish species including sharks, groupers, piranhas, octopus, and stingrays. You will also get the chance to enjoy the 5D movie house where you will be able to watch stunning movies using special glasses which will help you experience a feast of fog, water and wind. To wind up your day you will get some time to explore the shopping mall which houses various local and international brands, including Under Armour, Lacoste, and GAP. Due to the fact that the mall is located in the heart of Istanbul, you will be able to access the shopping centre using both public and private transport.
Istanbul Aquarium and Aqua Florya Shopping Mall Tour
Duration: 5 hour
For this listing, you should grab the opportunity and discover the treasures that Istanbul has to offer by shopping for unique souvenirs in Kanyon Shopping mall, one of the most famous shopping centres in Istanbul. You can start your day by booking an air-conditioned minivan which will take you to Kanyon Shopping Center where you will peruse more than more than 170 stores. Here you will find everything from the most famous brands, designer furniture, perfumes, and designer clothes including Jeans and Jean, Calvin Klein, Gap, D & G, DKNY and Paul Gaultier. When done with shopping, you will also get the opportunity to explore the rest of the mall where you will find lively cafes and classy restaurants serving both local and international dishes.
Shopping in Modern Istanbul
Duration: 8 hours
Wondering the best way to spend your time while you are in Istanbul, Turkey? Well, come and enjoy a complete private shopping tour of the Cevahir Mall. During the tour, you will be able to explore every inch of this shopping mall including over 300 brands, and enclosed entertainment park and a restaurant near the Bosphorus River where you will enjoy delicious meals cooked by professional chefs as you enjoy the fresh village atmosphere and the panoramic view of the Bosphorus River. When done with shopping, you can drive from the Bosphorus while you enjoy the view of Bosphorus Bridge and the Fatih Sultan Mehmed Bridge.
Private Shopping Lunch and Aski Memnu
Duration: 7 hours
4. Zorlu Center
By creating a unique shopping atmosphere in the heart of Istanbul, Zorlu Center has earned the rights to be considered as the “meeting point of the city”. The mall houses over 250 stores where you will find major brands such as Apple, Brooks Brothers, Costa, Lanvin, lie Saab, Valentino, Saint Laurent and immersive fashion brands such as Lacoste. Zorlu Shopping Center also offers an extraordinary cinema experience in its 8 cinema halls that are large enough to accommodate up to 1,212 people. For foodies, the mall also acts as a home to an Eataly as well as other major restaurants such as the Welldon. Being located at the heart of Istanbul, visitors can always be assured of easy transportation to and from the mall.
Address: Levazım Mahallesi, Koru Sokağı No:2, 34340 Beşiktaş/İstanbul, Turkey
Website: Zorlu Center
5. İstinye Park
Istinye Park is a shopping center that offers a unique and urban shopping experience. Ever Since its construction in September 2007, Istinye Park has been the main shopping mall in Istanbul, offering a wide range of tastes combined with both indoor and outdoor shopping areas hence providing a luxurious shopping experience. The mall is home to 147 clothing stores, 12 cinema theatre complexes, 20 boutiques and a sports and wellness center. When you are in Istanbul, Istinye Park is the perfect place to do your shopping. Among the countless shopping malls that are located in Istanbul, Istinye Park will definitely award you with a unique shopping experience.
Address: Pınar Mahallesi, Katar Cd No:73, 34460 Sarıyer/İstanbul, Turkey
Website: İstinye Park
6. Mall of Istanbul
Located in Basaksehir, the Mall of Istanbul is the largest shopping mall in Turkey. The Mall of Istanbul acts as a home to over 350 stores giving you the perfect shopping experience combined with art, culture and entertainment. This humongous landmark consists of four residence blocks, one office block, one hotel block and a shopping centre complex each providing its visitors with a relaxing atmosphere through its wide halls which benefit from the daylight. Being centrally located in the district of Basaksehir, Mall of Istanbul can be easily accessed through the metro public, transport vehicles and free ring-services for customers.
Mall of Istanbul
Address: Ziya Gökalp Mahallesi, Süleyman Demirel Blv No:7, 34306 İkitelli Osb/Başakşehir/İstanbul, Turkey
Website: Mall of Istanbul
7. Forum Istanbul
Forum Istanbul shopping mall is one of the largest shopping malls in Europe. Built on an area of 495,000 square meters (592015 square yards) At the heart of Bayrampaşa district, Forum Istanbul shopping mall is home to major brand names including Bimex, Saturn, Teknosa and Tepe Home. Your family will love it here considering the mall also features a giant Ferris, an IMAX movie theatre, a bowling alley, an ice-skating rink and playrooms for children. While you are here, you have to try out the world’s longest underwater tunnels where you will experience a 270-degree view of sea creatures without having to dive in.
Address: Kocatepe Mahallesi, Paşa Cd, 34045 Bayrampaşa/İstanbul, Turkey
Website: Forum Istanbul
Shop in Istanbul, Turkey
Enjoy a unique shopping experience in Istanbul, Turkey by doing all your shopping in one of the malls mentioned above. Each shopping mall offers its own uniqueness making it worth a visit to all the mentioned malls.
Get Trip101 in your inbox
You can buy and claim online, even after you've left home. Travel insurance from WorldNomads.com is available to people from 140 countries. It’s designed for adventurous travellers with cover for overseas medical, evacuation, baggage and a range of adventure sports and activities.
*5% off when you book with our promo code: TRIP101
*For our Canadian and US travellers, unfortunately due to financial services laws, we cannot provide a discount. This promotional code cannot be used with any other discount offer, including World Nomads Members’ discount for travel insurance policy holders.